100-Year-Old Life Hacks That Are Surprisingly Useful Today

In the words of philosopher and poet George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But this time around, we beg to differ! We agree that advice from the early 1900s is not the first place you go for hacks to make life simpler. (Thanks, Google!) However, the New York Public Library digitized 100 “How to Do It” cards that manufacturers would place inside cigarette boxes.

 

Back in the early twentieth century, cigarette companies would place these cards in their products. They quickly became collectibles that included anything from celebrity photos to advertisements. But printing life hacks on these cards was an idea pioneered by the UK-founded tobacco company Gallaher cigarettes. Now, while we can’t support cigarettes themselves, there is no doubting these cigarette card life hacks probably helped make many people’s lives easier, at least a little bit.

For your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled a list of the most clever and practical 100-year-old life hacks that are still useful today.

Related Posts

LAWYER BELIEVES DONALD TRUMP’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED

At least one lawyer believes Donald Trump’s constitutional rights have been violated. This opinion comes after the results of the Trump hush money trial jury found the…

“IS HUNTER STILL A CRACKHEAD”: JILL BIDEN HECKLED IN PUBLIC

Someone saw Jill Biden in public and was yelling questions her way. One of the questions was asking about Hunter Biden being a crackhead. Another question asked…

Breaking: Blake Shelton Confronts Beyoncé “She’s Dress-up Clown And Definitely Not Country” 👇👇👇

In a surprising turn of events, tech entrepreneur Blake Shelton and music icon Beyoncé have found themselves at odds over artistic expression and genre boundaries. The clash…

This old Milf…

This old lady looks on of the most gergous in the world, she is 60 and still looks amazing mmm Post Views: 10

What does this guy have to do to stay alive?

I Bet 99.99% Will Fail!What does this guy have to do to stay alive? Good luck and pass it on!SOLUTION: Advantages Of Riddles: Get A Conclusion Why…

Simon Cowell started yelling like crazy! These little miracles sang a song that Simon could not speak…

Simon Cowell erupted with fervor as the scene unfolded on the stage of a prominent talent competition. A group of young performers showcased a song that left…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *